The University of Wisconsin will honor the family of Captain Cory Barr, the firefighter who was killed in the Sun Prairie gas leak explosion in July, during Saturday's football game against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights.
Barr was a volunteer captain who went to investigate a gas leak from a local business while other firefighters evacuated people to safety. The gas prompted the explosion that took Barr's life.
Wisconsin Athletics hosted Barr's wife, Abby, and twin daughters, Aubrey and Hailey, at Camp Randall Stadium. The Barr's received a specialty-made jersey with Cory's name and badge number.
The Badgers will take on the Scarlet Knights Saturday at 11 a.m.
This past July, a gas leak explosion in Sun Prairie, 15 miles from Camp Randall, destroyed a city block and tragically claimed the life of volunteer firefighter Captain Cory Barr
— Wisconsin Badgers (@UWBadgers) November 2, 2018